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Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Reminders

The start of a new week, for many of us in a safe and free environment. Are we making the most of our fortunate circumstances? You may ask yourself: Do I always have to make the most of everything? No, you certainly don't, that's up to you. However, free of dictatorship and suffering, we are in all cases responsible for our own results, our own happiness, our own week. Whether you dive into another jam-packed week at work or whether you are looking for a job, as too many people unfortunately still are, I'd like to share with you my ten commandments of mental health, inspired by my own beliefs and life, by many professionals, by the people I encounter, and by Dora Guorun Guomundsdottir, psychologist in Reykjavik and former director of the National Institute of Health in Iceland:

1. Think positive and think possibilities.
2. Laugh about yourself, don't take you too seriously.
3. Cherish the ones you love and spend time on and with friends.
4. Be a life long learner, be curious, ask questions, learn something new.
5. Use the power and joy of play, which remains so underused by many adults.
6. Use your body, exercise, walk, or engage in any other physical activity.
7. Discover and feed your talents, and go where your passion takes you.
8. Learn from mistakes, others and your own. Don't be embarrassed - use them to your advantage.
9. Keep your life simple, don't complicate things (and relationships!) unnecessarily.
10. Persevere, do not give up, practice that determination muscle, strengthen your resilience. It's a main factor in health and in reaching your goals.

Enjoy a resilient, healthy week in which you are in control!

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